Presentation on theme: "Medieval Piety 1.St. Francis of Assisi 2.Passion mysticism 3.Struggle with heresy (film) 4.Black Death (film) 5.Julian of Norwich."— Presentation transcript:
Medieval Piety 1.St. Francis of Assisi 2.Passion mysticism 3.Struggle with heresy (film) 4.Black Death (film) 5.Julian of Norwich
Is it possible to prove the existence of God? First Mover First Cause Necessary Being Cause of Perfection Intelligent Designer Ontological Argument (St. Anselm)
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
The renunciation of wealth
St Francis preaching to birds
The confirmation of the Rule
St. Francis receiving the stigmata
5 th century 14 th century
Stabat Mater At the cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last. Through her heart, His sorrow sharing, All His bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword had pass'd. Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In that Mother's pain untold?
O thou Mother! fount of love! Touch my spirit from above; Make my heart with thine accord. Let me, to my latest breath, In my body bear the death Of that dying Son of thine. Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence, Be Thy Mother my defense, Be Thy cross my victory.
Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy
Film questions HERESY –Beliefs of Cathars –Methods used against the heretics BLACK DEATH –Extent & impact upon Europe –Explanations (natural & supernatural) –Changes in piety
Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) Anchoress 16 Visions
Showings Chap. 58. Properties of the Trinity Chap 59. Problem of evil. Christ as mother.